Afternoon tea with the girls

Yesterday I had I lovely relaxing afternoon with my girl friends at the Vale Resort, having afternoon tea. We had the new summer afternoon tea menu, which works out at £35 for two.

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Spectrum Collections | Event

Last week I was invited to Cardiff, to the first Spectrum Collections event, in Wales! If any of you don’t know, Spectrum Collections is a Welsh based brand, created by the lovely Sophie and Hannah Pycroft and it was great for them to have an event in their home country.

The evening began with pink prosecco, sweeties from candy kittens and mingling with all the bloggers. The room looked amazing, decorated with beautiful flower arrangements from Urban Flower Studio.

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The event mainly consisted of us sat watching a live makeup demo. The tutorial was to show case Spectrum’s new 35 piece brush set. For me personally, the tutorial took too long and when sat far away we couldn’t actually see what was going on. It would have helped if it was also shown on the big screen behind them. The makeup demo itself was good and from the questions asked, some interesting beauty information was gained.

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The rest of the evening consisted of a vegan buffet from Milgi and unicorn cocktails from Dirty Martini.

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Look how pretty their brushes are!

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A huge thank to Spectrum Collections for hosting the event!

 

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FeD Chef Special | Review

Last week I was invited back, with Johny to FeD Cardiff to try their new chef special menu.

If you don’t know who Fed are they are a ‘Food Exploration Destination‘. A restaurant were you can have dishes from a wide range of cuisines including; Chinese, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Tex-Mex and Grill.

 

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Moving forward…

I want to share a personal update with you, it is something which is a big step but  I am very excited about!

As some of you may know, I decided to go back into education and start an Access to Healthcare course last September.

I must say, I was told it was an intense course, however nothing could prepare me for this. It’s bloody hard!

I am still plodding along with the course, there’s days when I am laying in bed sobbing over the coursework.. I am determined to make it to the end and finish the course though.

If anyone’s got tips on motivation, send them my way!

The last few months have been tough as well, because not only have I been attending college, I have started training for a new job. I am now a health care support worker. I have had to miss days off college and reschedule exams and assignment days to work around my training. Apart from that, I am really enjoying the training and have learn’t a lot already. It’s been great to be hands on.

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A look back at 2016

What a year, It’s had up’s and downs but I got through it. I had some lovely adventures with my blogging friends, including Bluestone and a trip to London. I also got to visit some amazing places with Johny, such as St David’s cathedral, Carew’s Castle and the Isle of Wight. I faced a fear – holding a snake. I bought a car and past my driving test. Both Johny and I had surgery on the same day. I started the Access to Healthcare course. I got a new job. But most importantly spent loads of time with my family. Here’s just some of my pictures from 2016.

 

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Christmas At The Grape & Olive

Last week I was able to go the Grape & Olive for the first time. The restaurant is situated in the heart of Swansea, with beautiful views from the top of the tallest building in Wales.

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Kiehl’s Cardiff Blogger Event

When I heard that the lovely Katie was organising a blogger event for the new Kiehl’s Cardiff store, I knew I had to go! Kiehl’s has always been a brand I have been longing to try but never had the chance to as there were no counters near where I live. I’d continuously hear the songs and praises from people using their products and was really intrigued to learn what knowledge of skincare they had.

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‘You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’

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This quote is so true about life. You are always going to have ups and downs, but you have just got to learn how to cope with them. One minute I am on a high, loving life and the next I am crashing down and comfort eating. I am trying to learn how to deal with life’s roller-coaster and it’s not easy.

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New High-Street Beauty Purchases

Over the past few months I have been making quite a few purchases in the beauty department. I have been loving just having a browse around the shops and picking up new and interesting pieces I haven’t seen before.

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